December 28, 2007
Driving on New Year's Eve
Be safe on the roads on New Year's Eve. There will be extra troopers patrolling looking for distracted, dangerous and impaired drivers. If you are feeling the slightest effects of alcohol, you can be charged with Driving While Intoxicated. The charge is not Drunk Driving; it is Driving While Impaired to any degree. This includes the use of legal and illegal drugs.
United States Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters warns daily deaths from drunk driving crashes are the highest during the holiday season. New data shows that the daily death toll from drunk driving crashes during the Christmas and New Year’s periods is significantly more than for the rest of the year. As a result, Secretary Peters and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Nicole R. Nason announced that the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. public awareness campaign - an intensive nationwide crackdown on drunk drivers by law enforcement agencies - will continue through New Year’s Eve. NHTSA press release …
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